April 10th, 2019
When fire harms your home or commercial building, it can feel like your entire life has burned away. In a brief, short period of time, it can feel like everything is gone. That’s not always the case, however. It’s certainly not the case if we have anything to say about it. At USA Restoration, we have several years of experience in helping folks to overcome fires and smoke damage. Below, we’ll explain some of what our fire damage home contractors in North Hollywood can do for you. We’ll also show how we can help with the cleanup process as well.
Assistance from Fire Damage Home Contractors in North Hollywood
We’re always available to help with your fire damage problems. AS soon as you feel that something’s wrong, give us a call. Don’t worry about what time of day it is; don’t worry if it’s too late or too early. Fire damage is too important to be let go. You can call us as the firemen are battling the blaze. We always recommend that our customers call us as soon as possible. That way, we can start as soon as possible on helping your home to return to its pre-loss state.
When you contact us, we’ll send out a team of professionals promptly. They’ll get there in a blur, and as soon as they arrive, they’ll get right on figuring out exactly what caused the problem. A comprehensive, thorough inspection is the first order of business. By learning what caused the issue, we’ll know how to best limit further damage. From there, it can give us a head start on returning your home or other building to how it should look.
Fire damage, smoke damage, damage from water that was used to battle the fire – we note and document it all. This is where our years of experience as a water damage restoration company come in handy. We know how to deal with flooding and the like, which informs how we handle the damage from all the water that may have been used to battle your blaze. By putting that experience to work, we can build a remediation plan that’s perfect and unique for your building.
When necessary, we take pictures of what we find, too. Then later, we’ll help you deal with your insurance company, should that be necessary, too. We know that the last thing anyone wants to have to do after a fire is contact the insurance company. As we’ve helped so many clients in the past, we can walk you through the process so that it’s as stress-free as possible. We’ll document just how bad the damage was, so that you know exactly what to say to the insurance company.
Once we’ve figured out the extent of all of that damage, we’ll tell you what we found. Here at USA Restoration, we make it a point to give our customers a detailed, thorough explanation of what we’re going to do as well as how we’re going to do it. This will explain, step by step, every portion of the remediation process. We never want to spring last second surprises fees on our customers. We aim to make the remediation process as transparent as possible.
Salvage and More
USA Restoration professionals are experts at saving some of the items in your home. WE won’t be able to save everything, but some of your items can be salvaged. This may sound a bit odd to you, but that’s not how a majority fire remediation companies work. Instead, they come in, throw out all of the customers’ items that are damaged (or even in the way) and then begin the cleanup process. They don’t see your belonging as “belongings,” rather they see them as “debris.”
We don’t do that. We view your items as precious belongings that happened to get caught in a fire. So, we treat them like they were our own. Even your items that may not seem very useful still have a high sentimental value. So, we make sure to work as hard as possible to restore them. We would never just throw them out or shove them out of the way. With some of the best tools in the industry, we work as hard as we can to restore your items to their original condition. Sometimes, it’s impossible, but we always do everything in our power.
This is another reason why it’s so important to call the professionals at USA Restoration. You may feel like you can save your own items, but the truth is that you don’t have the technology nor the know-how it takes to restore them to their original condition. The last thing you would ever want is to lose something that meant so much to you because you tried to save it and couldn’t. Just as you trust the firefighters themselves to handle the blaze, you should trust our experts to handle your belongings that may have been damaged by smoke, soot and more.
After a fire, there are usually areas of a building that are unsafe that people should avoid. We make sure that those areas are isolated, so that the damage within them can’t spread to other areas. At USA restoration, we can make sure to isolate those areas in such a way that they won’t continue to worsen. It’s one more step along the path to remediation.
If you’ve been reading our USA Restoration blogs for any length of time, then you may know about our experience in water removal. It can come in quite handy during the fire damage remediation process as well. Indeed, our water removal is important here for the same reasons it is after a flood: letting water sit around is dangerous. If you let the water continue to get stagnant, to just sit there, you can invite in all kinds of bacteria, mold and worse into your already damaged home. You don’t want to create more health hazards. So, it’s important to bring in water removal experts as quickly as possible, too.
Smoke can be more dangerous to a home or other kind of building than people might realize. Studies have shown that the damage from smoke can just as bad (in some cases) as the damage from the fire itself. We can help to alleviate the problems that can come about as a result of smoke. In most of the homes that we help with fire damage, soot is a genuine problem. It covers the walls, thick and black. We make sure to remove the soot for good without damaging your walls or any other part of the building.
The smell after a fire can be genuinely awful. We also do everything in our power to lessen the smell, so that the building returns to its pre-loss state. Our goal is to make your building livable again, so that there’s almost no sign whatsoever so that the fire occurred. A major part of that is cleaning and sanitizing the building. Through doing so, we’re able to return your building to what it was. Making your house your home again, or making your commercial establishment the kind of place that people want to do business in is what we’re all about.
Restoration from Fire
It’s natural and perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed when your home or commercial building is damaged by fire. We know how shocking it can be. That’s why we’re always here for you. As soon as you can, we strongly recommend that you call us at USA Restoration. No matter what time of day or night it is, we’ll head on over to your site and begin the process. Fire damage doesn’t have to be the end of your dreams. For more information or to give us a call, dial (800) 805-0541.